Meet the Team


We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Scheduling Coordinator

Diane was introduced to Dr. Kawata’s wonderful office when her children began treatment with him. She was very impressed with the quality of the treatment and the overall experience at the office. This inspired her to become a part of his orthodontic team, and she has now been part of the practice for more than thirteen years. Diane is cheerful and welcoming at our front desk, and is conscientious in assisting patients with their appointment needs. “I love working for Dr. Kawata! The atmosphere here is always upbeat and positive.”

Away from the office, Diane enjoys time with her husband and her children, and her beautiful grandchildren. Her hobbies include traveling, boating, and skiing.




Treatment Coordinator 

Chantel has been working in the dental field for 20 years. When looking for an orthodontist for her own children, she knew Dr. Kawata was "the" one. "I was impressed with the time that Dr. Kawata took to explain my children's treatment to me, and how he made sure he collected all the diagnostic records before jumping right into treatment. Working in the field, I knew this was a rare commodity."

Chantel is married to her childhood sweetheart and they have two daughters. When not attending one of her daughter's softball or soccer events you can find her with a good book.




Financial Coordinator

Jan has worked with our office in the past as a chairside assistant. We are fortunate to have her back as our financial coordinator. Jan loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. In her free time she loves decorating and crafts.




Registered Dental Assistant

Melanie has worked as a RDA in the orthodontic field for over fifteen years and joined our office in 2012. “I feel fortunate to work for an amazing doctor and dedicated team. Dr. Kawata is very committed to his practice and patients. We want each patient to feel like part of our family when they visit the office. It’s definitely a family type atmosphere. I feel this is what separates our office from other orthodontic practices. The most satisfying part of my job is watching our patients’ confidence grow as they achieve their perfect smiles!”

Melanie is married with two wonderful children. Away from the office, she enjoys fitness, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and watching football.




Registered Dental Assistant

Laura has been a RDA for over twelve years. “I couldn’t be any happier working with such a great team!”

Laura is married and has two wonderful daughters. She is a huge Dodgers fan, and loves to watch her daughters play softball.






Registered Dental Assistant

Rosalinda has been working as a RDA in orthodontics for over fourteen years. “There is nothing more rewarding than going to work every day doing something you love.”

Rosalinda loves spending time with her family, and she loves to cook. She is famous for her Thai tea!




"I highly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for orthodontic treatment. They treat all ages, I couldn't see myself or my family going anywhere else." — Andrea C.

"Dr. Kawata has been a part of my family for two generations! I was blessed to be his patient as a teenager and now my children are blessed to be his patients. I know that we are getting the best care available." — S.E.

"My experiences with Dr. Kawata’s office have been overwhelmingly positive. From the friendly and helpful staff to the wonderful orthodontic care." — Diana R.

"Dr. Kawata’s practice makes you truly feel like part of a family!"
— Angie A.

"My experience has been great! Everyone in the office is very nice, kind, and caring." — Maria O.

"I had a really great experience here over the past few years. Everyone in the office is so welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t have wanted to get my braces anywhere else." — Cassie F.

"All four of our kids have had their orthodontic work through Dr. Kawata. In all the years we’ve been coming, his office has consistently been a pleasure to come to and I am happy to recommend his services to all my friends." — Cindy B.